These 1966 Batman valentines are romantically insane

Batman's never been particularly lucky in love, so normally he doesn't even mess with it. But when he does, like in these amazing 1966 valentines that Mark Anderson dug up, it reveals that the world of Bat-romance is a very strange place. Suffice it to say, Batman screaming "VA-ROOOM!" is the least creepy of the lot. » 2/11/14 8:20am 2/11/14 8:20am

Why McG's new romcom is secretly a Star Trek movie

Today is Valentine's Day, a holiday which commemorates the armistice between global cacao manufacturers and the prophylactic industry after their centuries-long shadow war. To capitalize on this day of demure remembrance, the popcorn-industrial complex has released This Means War, a new motion picture event by… » 2/14/12 12:40pm 2/14/12 12:40pm

io9's Official Valentine's Day Cards, For That Special Geek In Your Life

This is Garrison Dean, io9's resident viscount of photoshopperie, reporting in. Much like your significant other, I've been distant, busy with work, and just not fulfilling your needs. But it's Valentine's Day! And on Valentine's Day, I can make up for all my shortcomings and patch our fragile relationship with a… » 2/14/12 7:00am 2/14/12 7:00am

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Love and Sex

Tomorrow, as you are almost certainly aware, is Valentine's Day. For some of us, this a particularly blissful time of year. For others it's one that calls for intense cynicism. But regardless of your stance on Valentine's Day, there's no way to avoid being bombarded with romantic imagery. So you might as well take… » 2/13/12 10:23am 2/13/12 10:23am

How to get it on with an Alien: A Beginner's Guide

Valentine's day is coming up, which means it's time to get romantic with your alien loved one. But how exactly do you do the deed with someone whose DNA comes from the other side of the galaxy? How do you negotiate differing erogenous zones and the possibility that your lover may want to eat you after the act? Read… » 2/12/12 9:00am 2/12/12 9:00am

Love In The Time Of Carbonite, or the Best Couples from Star Wars

Star Wars may be an epic struggle between good and evil, but all that moral drama is just a vain attempt to hide all the love stories in the franchise that burned hotter than the sands of Tatooine. You've got brothers and sisters making out, robot on robot love, bestiality, bondage, phallic sabers, weird little… » 2/14/08 11:00am 2/14/08 11:00am

What Kind of Futuristic Love Will Be Legal By 2050?

Some of you humans are probably getting your knickers in a bunch over this thing called "Valentine's Day." There are rituals involving flowers and candy and romantic dinners — all to guarantee that your mate feels adequately adored. But what about the robots who want a kiss? The aliens who pine for love? And what… » 2/08/08 11:45am 2/08/08 11:45am